Long Flights to Cluster Fights: Meet the Asian Student Cluster Teams

Five teams from Asia traveled thousands of miles to compete at the SC17 Student Cluster Competition in Denver. Our cameras were there to meet ‘em, greet ‘em, and grill ‘em about their clust

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New Technologies, Industry Luminaries, and Outstanding Top500 Results Highlight Intel’s SC17 Presence

Last week, the rhetorical one-two punch of the Intel® HPC Developer Conference and Supercomputing 2017 offered global HPC aficionados new insights into the direction of advanced HPC technologies

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Perspective: What Really Happened at SC17?

SC is over. Now comes the myriad of follow-ups. Inboxes are filled with templated emails from vendors and other exhibitors hoping to win a place in the post-SC thinking of booth visitors. Attende

By Andrew Jones

SC Bids Farewell to Denver, Heads to Dallas for 30th Anniversary

After a jam-packed four-day expo and intensive six-day technical program, SC17 has wrapped up another successful event that brought together nearly 13,000 visitors to the Colorado Convention Cent

By Tiffany Trader

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Ahead of SC17, Mellanox Launches Scalable 200G Switch Platforms

November 9, 2017

In the run-up to the annual supercomputing conference SC17 next week in Denver, Mellanox made a series of announcements today, including a scalable switch platf Read more…

By Doug Black

Data Vortex Users Contemplate the Future of Supercomputing

October 19, 2017

Last month (Sept. 11-12), HPC networking company Data Vortex held its inaugural users group at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) bringing together ab Read more…

By Tiffany Trader

400Gb Open Ethernet Switch from Mellanox

July 6, 2017

Mellanox (NASDAQ: MLNX) today announced Spectrum-2, billed by the interconnect company as the most scalable 200 and 400GB/second Open Ethernet switch, offering Read more…

By Doug Black

Intersect360 Survey Shows Continued InfiniBand Dominance

July 4, 2017

There were few surprises in Intersect360 Research’s just released report on interconnect use in HPC. InfiniBand and Ethernet remain the dominant protocols acr Read more…

By John Russell

Mellanox Raises SHIELD for Enhanced Network Resiliency

June 15, 2017

High-performance networking company Mellanox is announcing a new protocol it’s calling SHIELD, an acronym for “Self Healing Interconnect Enhancement for int Read more…

By Tiffany Trader

RIKEN Posts Extensive Study of Global Supercomputer Plans in Time for ISC 2017

June 13, 2017

On the eve of ISC 2017 and the next release of the Top500 list, Japan’s RIKEN Advanced Institute for Computational Science has posted an extensive study by IDC that compares and contrasts international efforts on pre-exascale and early exascale plans. Read more…

By John Russell

Here’s What a Neural Net Looks Like On the Inside

February 15, 2017

Ever wonder what the inside of a machine learning model looks like? Today Graphcore released fascinating images that show how the computational graph concept ma Read more…

By Alex Woodie

Answered Prayers for High Frequency Traders? Latency Cut to 20 Nanoseconds

January 23, 2017

“You can buy your way out of bandwidth problems. But latency is divine.” This sentiment, from Intel Technical Computing Group CTO Mark Seager, seems as o Read more…

By Doug Black

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